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4x4 Utes Have Made An Impressive Comeback

After a gap of many years when the 4x4 Utes sales volumes were rather tepid and nothing much was happening to elicit a stronger consumer response, things have changed and the last couple of years in particular has seen a lot of action not only in the safety features being added to the 4x4 Utes but also on the transmission front. This has helped in boosting sales figures. Indeed, some precious time... ❯❯❯

What Your Car Insurance Company Doesn't Want You to Know

Auto insurance is required for drivers in nearly every state. It is vitally important to carry proper insurance for the protection of both your vehicle and the people who ride in it. The costs of medical attention for injured parties and to repair a damaged car can be staggering. These costs are the responsibility of the person at fault in an accident. Many insurance providers will promote special... ❯❯❯

Spring Time Driving - Be Defensive - Prevent Traffic Accidents

Spring and spring showers are here.  Once those Canadian winter storms have subsided and the snow has melted its glorious springtime and spring-time driving weather once more.  Driving takes on a new – and some say perhaps even more dangerous appeal.It can be said that with all the trees blossoming and flowers sprouting new motorists along with the previous crew- albeit with different and... ❯❯❯

Selling Your Car - Getting a Higher Sales Price

Before you list your used automobile in your local newspaper, Craigslist, Kijiji and the like, it more than pays to both prepare your vehicle properly for sale and secondly set a price.  Otherwise you will both waste time waiting for buyers to phone or show up and as well cheat yourself out of a fair amount of cash, by getting a much lower selling price. Pay Extra Attention to Detail When... ❯❯❯

Are You A Bad Driver? Here's How You Get Better

If you walk into a room and ask everyone if they think they're a good driver, most of them will undoubtedly say yes. Yet if you ask this same group of people how they would rate the average driver, most of them will answer that the average driver isn't very good. You know what this means? None of us are as good at driving as we think we are. So, in an effort to improve both your driving and the... ❯❯❯

Third-Row SUV vs. Minivan

If you have a big family, there will come a time when you need to make a car-buying decision that affects whether or not the family can fit in one car. Some people opt for the minivan while others opt for the SUV with a third-row seat. The following are a comparison of the two.   Gas Mileage Minivans get slightly better gas mileage than third row SUVs. On average, minivans can get at least 20... ❯❯❯

10 Alternative Ways to Recycle Your Car Tyres

There are many options for recycling old car tyres. When dumped in landfills or by the side of the road, car tyres can lead to toxic chemicals leaking into the Earth, and can also become hazards for children and animals. Around 290 million tyres are believed to be thrown away each year, with many ending up in rivers and streams. Over time, the constituent chemicals within tyres can enter the... ❯❯❯

Smartphones: Dumb Driving

On the road, nothing is more important than driver safety and modern technology has made a tremendous impact (no pun intended) on improving conditions. Anti-lock brakes, side impact air bags and various sensors have all served to make driving safer. In fact, last year saw a record low of driving fatalities. That being said, while technology can make things very safe on the road, it can also make... ❯❯❯

The 5 Most Common Car Repairs

Cars require maintenance and repair throughout their lifetime, but where does all that money and time go? It may be a surprise to learn that most car repairs are usually minor, but can create a great deal of problems if not taken care of promptly. These are the 5 most common car repairs. 1. Spark Plugs Spark plugs are probably the smallest part of a car, but also one of the most important.... ❯❯❯